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avow

to justify or maintain.
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The institutional structure attempts to motivate authorities to track the avowable interests of citizens.
With respect to the former, if one person interferes with another, then, to the extent that he is not forced to track the avowed (or readily avowable) interests of the other, the interference is arbitrary.
This happens when someone or a group occupies a position of authority or power over another and so is able to elicit his subjugation or deference at will, without regard for his avowable and politically relevant interests.
If the interference tracks his readily avowable, politically relevant, interests rather than the interests of the interferer, then the republican has no complaint.
avowable phenomena of consciousness, on the one hand, and, on the
(6) Other, less avowable, means of exerting pressure on foreign traders, such as intimidation, racketeering and violence, were concealed and denied by actors interviewed; this is a major difference compared with, for instance, the South African situation, where taking the law into one's own hands, or what analysts have termed 'insurgent citizenship', is considered legitimate, both historically and in the current context (see Monson 2012; Monson, this issue).